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Praia Grande ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 2.9

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Praia Grande Surf Guide

Praia Grande in Santa Caterina is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the west. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the east. The beach breaks favour lefts. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded.

Praia Grande Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
23.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Praia Grande:

The best conditions reported for surf at Praia Grande occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Praia Grande (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Praia Grande with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 37% of the time in May while 45% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 18% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
37%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
45%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
18%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Praia Grande Location Map

Interactive Praia Grande surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Praia Grande is Joinville Airport (JOI) in Brazil, 27 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Praia Grande is Navegantes Itajai Airport (NVT), also in Brazil, 63 km (39 miles) away.

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Praia Grande Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 14 May 2021, 14:04 Local Time
Friday 14
12PM3PM6PM9PM
Wave (m) 0.6
SE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
Period (s) 12 12 11 11
Wind (km/h) 5
ESE 10
E 10
NE 10
NNE
Wind State glass on cross-
on
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Swell History at Praia Grande

Surf stats for Praia Grande, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Praia Grande

Wind stats for Praia Grande, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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